Snapping Turtle Skirt
Hi all, I’m Herdis, a newbie on this KAL. My Snapping Turtle Skirt is finally ready! Actually, it’s been ready for a while, but my camera broke and I couldn’t get any decent pictures of the thing. That’s why I couldn’t post any pictures of the progress on knitting the skirt either… well, that and the fact that it looked so horrible while being knit that I wasn’t sure it would ever become anything. Then in the end, it did actually come out pretty well. I really enjoyed knitting this skirt and I plan to wear it to pieces!
I made some modifications, mainly unintentionally, so the finished garment looks quite different from the one in the book. First of all, I chose to knit it in wool.
Second, my carefully checked gauge turned out to be all wrong. Instead of having six hexagons to the round, I needed only five, which is fine by me if they hadn’t looked like hats rather than hexagons. This was the main reason I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to wear this thing. Blocking the skirt improved this a lot, but even after blocking you can still see the hexagons bulging out a bit. The skirt is also quite a bit longer than the original b/c of the bigger hexagons, but I actually really like that.
Third, I knit the skirt “in the round” and so did not have to sew the skirt together in the end. Doing it this way makes so much more sense… I didn’t even realize that I wasn’t following the pattern until the skirt was almost ready.
Happy knitting, thanks for reading!
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